New old worlds
UVic's Medieval Studies Program introduces you to other times and places, to societies and arts which look strangely familiar, though radically different. Meet the stories, civilizations and ideas that created our cultures.
The exploration of diverse and bygone worlds feeds our dreams and works of art with romance, courage, adventure, journeys and marvels.—Hélène Cazes, Program Director
The Middle Ages are sometimes idealized as an age of heroics or misunderstood as a dark period. They were a complex period in the evolution of our modern world marked by extraordinary artistic, intellectual and social achievements.